Springboard vs. Thinkful: Which Is the Best Choice for You?

A comparison of two leading course providers that offer student advisors, mentors, career coaching, and a tuition refund guarantee.

Springboard and Thinkful both offer a variety of courses designed to help students find a job in the tech industry. Both bootcamp providers pride themselves on their programs’ ultimate results in helping students kickstart a new career. However, there are a number of key differences between Springboard and Thinkful. Reviewing these differences can help you make an informed decision that best fits your needs and budget.

Springboard vs. Thinkful

Springboard
Thinkful
1:1 Professional Mentorship
SpringboardYes
ThinkfulYes
Career Services
SpringboardYes
ThinkfulYes
Capstone
SpringboardYes
ThinkfulYes
Job Guarantee
SpringboardYes
ThinkfulYes
Live Classes
SpringboardSome
ThinkfulNo
Bootcamps
SpringboardYes
ThinkfulYes
Short/Prep Courses
SpringboardYes
ThinkfulNo
Internship
SpringboardSome programs
ThinkfulSome programs
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Why choose Springboard over Thinkful

Professional Mentorship

Regular and on-demand mentorship from industry professionals that provide accountability, feedback and guidance throughout your journey.

Flexible Tuition

Multiple payment and scholarship options to ensure you don't pay more than you need to.

Career Support

Extensive career services support team including your own career coach, group coaching calls and mock interviewers.

An industry-leading program

Enrolling with Springboard guarantees you a quality learning experience.
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Meet a few of our Springboard alumni

Dipen Patel

Education: Economics
Previous Job: Insights & Data Consultant
Current Job: Cybersecurity Analyst, Accenture

I chose Springboard because I knew I would get a lot of hands-on experience and receive help from mentors and career coaches. I thought that would be a great help for me in advancing my career.

Heather Passmore

Education: Ph.D. in Ecology
Previous Job: Data Analyst
Current Job: Data Science Analyst

My mentor helped me define my questions, improve my visualizations and statistical testing, and present my findings in a coherent way.

Jon Shepard

Education: Political Science
Previous Job: Army Reserves
Current Job: Sr Associate

Having a community focused on accomplishing the same goal is crucial for staying motivated and on task

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses do Springboard and Thinkful offer?

Springboard provides 3-, 6- and 9-month bootcamps as well as short-form courses in Data Science, UI/UX Design, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Tech Sales, and Software Engineering.

Thinkful provides bootcamps in Data Science, Design, Project Management, Marketing, Data Analytics, and Software Engineering.

How much do courses cost at Springboard and Thinkful?

Springboard courses range from around $350 for a introductory course to around $12,000 for a bootcamp.

Thinkful charges around $4,900-$16,000 for their bootcamps.

What kind of career improvements can I expect from completing a course?

Springboard students average a salary increase of $22,000 in their first job after completing a course, with more than 93% receiving a job offer within 12 months of graduating.

Thinkful students report a salary increase of $17,000 after completing a course and 81% have a job offer within 6 months.

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